Today we join our USA friends in celebrating Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day’! Yeah, I know, I know, like we all want to celebrate a visit the veterinarian – right?
OK guys, let me run one statistic by you……
“According to research from Royal Canin, only one cat is seen by a veterinarian for every five dogs, even though 10 million more cats are owned in the United States alone” (ref)
Take Your Cat to the Vet Day – General Tips
We are getting a raw deal here friends! So, let me give you some quick suggestions as to why your vet could be a good buddy.
- Over half of us cats are overweight! Risks for a fat cat? Unhappy overworked heart, diabetes, and kidney trouble! Yikes – but these are things a vet visit will help you avoid.
- Regular examinations help the vet keep an eye on your general health. They can catch something early so there is no scary vet bill to eat into human’s savings..
- We cats hide being ill really well. We can make sure our humans know nothing about a serious condition until it’s too late. They can, if they are smart, get around this with regular vet checks (just don’t tell them I said so….
- Check the teeth. If you do not feel confident trying this, get the vet to show your humans how. I don’t know about you but I do not want to get toothache. Maybe there are times a vet visit is not a bad thing!
NOTE :- Here is a list of veterinarians that City the Kitty publishes on his blog. Canadian buddies can check here. These vets do not declaw cats and, therefore, deserve your support. Who is City the Kitty? City’s Mom campaigns against declawing – she fields a lot of hostile anti-declaw flack, and both he and him fighting mom deserve your respect and support – they have ours.
Take Your Cat to the Vet Day – What do You Get Out of It?
- Make a pledge to go to the vet on this page and Royal Canin will donate a bowl of food to a shelter in need!
- Spend a little on cat health to save a lot. Harvey’s recent surgery to remove a small section of carcinona tissue means he will recover and be OK. Without a vet visit this would have spread, caused a lot of pain, and given Mum a huge vet bill.
- Peace of mind – knowing your cat does not have tooth pain, skin or tooth issues is a huge weight of any pet parent’s heart.
- A much longer life for us kitties. No health issues, less stress on our bodies, more time to play and… er.. well sleep 😉
Check out the Royal Canin video. No, we don’t have sponsorship but we love their ‘Exigient’ cat food and these kittens are SOOO cute!